Three (3) Amboina Box turtles were recently released by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Camarines Norte led by OIC, PENR Officer Marlon C. Francia at the Bicol Natural Park.
The said turtles were voluntarily surrendered to the PENRO by a resident of Mercedes, Camarines Norte. Upon assessment, two of the turtles were female and one is a male turtle with a missing leg. The turtles were found to be fit for release and were then released to its natural habitat.
Under the Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, possession of wildlife species without pertinent documents is prohibited. (With report from PENRO Camarines Norte)